MyCred abandoned? Good Alternatives?

Hello,

I have been waiting for a while on things to improve with MyCred Support before installing, but it seems like the developer has really abandoned it:

https://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/mycred?filter=1

There is a bunch more complaints at MyCred forum too, even people that paid for upgrades are not getting any support since months so I am very hesitant to install it now. Do you know of any good alternatives I could be using for starting my own currency on my site? Or am I worrying for no reason and should still go with MyCred as planned?

Oh and one more Question, how hard will it be to turn this or any other point plugin into a payment form for MarketPress (I want my members to be able to purchase things on my site with their points). I saw this at the forum http://mycred.me/support/forums/topic/marketpress-coupons/ which seems to be quite close to what I am trying to do.

Thanks
Toni :slight_smile:

  • Kasia Swiderska

    Hello Toni,

    I'm not sure what is going on with the myCred plugin (but there is some activity from the author account on the forum), but I know that it is still used by members of our forum with MarketPress and it is working (just yesterday I was testing one site with myCred, MarketPress and Appointments+).
    MarketPress has the myCRED gateway payment so it will work with points.

    First, you'll want to make sure that the buyCRED & Gateway add-ons are active inside of myCRED. You'll then need to go to myCRED -> Payment Gateways, and set up the gateways you want to allow users to pay for points with.

    Once you've got that set up, you'll need to head over to Products -> Store Settings -> Payments, and make sure that the myCRED gateway is enabled there. While setting up the gateway there, you'll need to configure the "Method Name" & "Exchange Rate" options in particular (the former will be the title for the gateway that gets displayed to user, and the latter will determine the value of each point purchased).

    There was integration with the http://wordpress.org/plugins/cubepoints/ - but as you see this plugin was not updated very long time.

    Kind regards,
    Kasia

  • Toni

    Thanks a lot Kasia :slight_smile:,

    I just saw his most recent reply a few days ago which is basically saying he is fully booked, well that's a sign of life , I take it :smiley:. I will be giving it a go since CubePoints and others are not really an alternative (WpMuDev should take over this plugin or start their own version of it IMO :wink:)...

    I will be reporting back soon :slight_smile:

    Toni

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